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Saint George with Scenes (Novgorod) Icon - S542

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This famous 13th century icon depicts the life and martyrdom of Saint George.

George was a soldier of noble birth from Cappadocia, and was put to death under Emperor Diocletian at Nicomedia on 23 April 303.

The center icon depicts the most famous episode from the life of the saint — his legendary slaying of the dragon. St George once visited a city named Selem, near which lived a dragon. The monster had to be fed daily with one of the citizens, drawn by lot. The day George arrived, the lot had fallen to the king’s daughter. Resolved that she should not die, the saint went out and killed the dragon. The princess was saved and the people of Selem converted to Christianity.

Smaller Scenes:

  1. St George gives away his possessions to the poor
  2. Warriors arrest St George
  3. St George before the Emperor
  4. St George in prison
  5. St George tortured on the wheel
  6. St George destroys idols
  7. St George tortured with rods
  8. St George flogged
  9. St George crushed by a rock
  10. St George tortured with candles
  11. St George boiled in a cauldron
  12. St George tortured with a saw
  13. St George boiled in pitch
  14. St George beheaded

The original icon is approximately 24x36 inches. Purchase this size Cathedral Icon for a near exact reproduction of the original!

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